by Amy Moritz
With all the (rightful) talk about Buffalo Bisons starting pitcher Marcus Stroman let's not forget Liam Hendriks.
The righty is 3-0 with a 1.25 earned run average and gets the start for the Herd tonight as they open a four-game series with the Charlotte Knights at Coca-Cola Field (7:05 p.m., Radio 1520).
No pitcher in affiliated baseball has thrown more innings in 2014 without a walk then Hendriks. In 21 2/3 innings pitched he has yet to issue a free pass. He has 21 strikeouts and had given up four runs (three earned) on 14 hits over that span.
Kevin Pillar is still working his hitting streak which has stretched to 12 games -- tied for the second longest in the International League. Since April 17 he has averaged .391 with six doubles, seven runs batted in and nine runs scored.
Pillar is batting third tonight. The complete Bisons' lineup:
Darin Mastroianni -- CF
Jared Goedert -- DH
Kevin Pillar -- LF
Dan Johnson -- 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo -- RF
Ryan Schimpf -- 3B
Ryan Goins -- 2B
Erik Kratz -- C
Munenori Kawasaki -- SS